Elaine Smith

Visiting Hours

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday, October 8, 2023
Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home
43 Winn Street
Burlington, Massachusetts, United States
Visiting Hours

Funeral Mass

10:00 am
Monday, October 9, 2023
Saint Margaret's Church
111 Winn Street
Burlington, Massachusetts, United States
Funeral Mass


11:15 am
Monday, October 9, 2023
Chestnut Hill Cemetery
Bedford St.
Burlington, Massachusetts, United States

Obituary of Elaine Marie Smith

Elaine Marie Smith, 78, of Rome, GA and a former longtime resident of

Burlington, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her loving family,

on Friday September 8,2023.

She was born in Chelsea, MA on July 18, 1945 the daughter of the late John Henry

Smith Jr. and Winifred Marie (Cormier) Smith. Elaine was raised in Chelsea and

moved with her family to Burlington where she graduated from Burlington High

School. For many years she was employed by the Food and Drug Administration

as an administrative assistant and inspector.

Elaine raised her family in Burlington in the house her father/uncle built and was

not only able to make a warm and loving home for her immediate family, but also

was able to make a comfortable foster home for over 100 foster children over a 23-

year span, the majority being babies and toddlers. She absolutely loved the

fostering process; she would be a foster parent to some children for weeks and

some for years. Elaine was still in communication with some of her foster children

who adoringly still referred to her as ‘Mama Lane’.

Elaine moved to Rome, GA 11 years ago to be closer to her daughters and

grandchildren. She loved shopping and lived by the motto “Shop till you drop’.

She enjoyed listening to country music, line dancing and loved to travel. Some of

her most favorite places included Ireland, Israel, Nova Scotia, to visit family,

Disney World, and any ‘tank full of gas’ destination. Elaine will always be

remembered as being able to light up a room, be it with her amazing sense of humor or

her ability to make anyone a friend, but most of all for her love of her family and


She is survived by her loving daughters, Christine Carroll of Rome, GA., and

Jessica Garfield of Summerville, GA., siblings, John H. Smith III of Northwood,

NH., Sister-in-Law, Mary Theresa Smith of Burlington, Celeste Garrity of Woburn,

and Cheryl Robicheau of Amesbury, , six grandchildren, Breana Lotero, Shane

Shuman, Tyler Garfield, Jesse Cushing Jr., Kyle Cushing, three great

grandchildren, Madison Lotero, Jason Lotero, and Amiyah Simmons, three

generations of wonderful nieces and nephews as well as many friends.

She was predeceased by her son, Sean Carroll and her brother, Francis W. Smith.


Elaines visiting hours will be held on Sunday, October 8th, from 3Pm to 6Pm at the

Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St. Burlington. Her Funeral Mass will

be Monday, October 9th at St. Margaret’s Church at 10 Am, her burial will follow

in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Burlington. To leave a condolence for her family, or, to

view her tribute video, please visit Sullivanfuneralhome.net

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